Monday, 28 July 2014

This week's playlist

Bo Carter - Corrine Corrina
Eric Bibb - Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad
Sleepy John Estes - Diving Duck Blues
Delmark Goldfarb - Got Something Good With Her
Doc Watson and David Grisman - Blue As I Can Be
Michael Jerome Browne - Doin' My Time
Louis Innis - Jug Band Boogie
Billy 'Curley' Barrix - Cool Off Baby
Graham Bond Organisation - Strut Around
The No Refunds Band - Blues Is My Business
Ma Rainey - Sleep Talking Blues

The Angel Band - Bring It On Home To Me
Earl Hooker - The End Of The Blues
Nicole Hart and Anni Piper - Ain't Nobody Watchin'
Charlie Musselwhite - Trouble No More
The Chicago Blues Summit and Sunnyland Slim - I Can't Stop
Aynsley Lister - Sugar
Ben Harper - Ground On Down
Rattlin' Bone - Rain On My Footsteps
Etta James - Hoochie Coochie Gal
Danny Overbea - Forty Cups Of Coffee

Monday Morning Blues 28/07/14 (1st hour) by Kev "Legs" on Mixcloud

Monday Morning Blues 28/07/14 (2nd hour) by Kev "Legs" on Mixcloud

Monday, 21 July 2014

This week's playlist

Nathan James and The Rhythm Scratchers - What You Make Of It
Speckled Red - It Feels So Good
Al Ferrier - Blues Stop Knocking
Andy T, Nick Nixon Band - Good Man
Old Friends: Honeyboy, Sunnyland Big Walter and more - Freedom Train
Toshi Reagon - Rock Me
Carolina Chocolate Drops - Trouble In Your Mind
Steve Hill - Long Road
Rachelle Coba - View From Here
Speckled Red - Down On The Levee
Jeff Black - All Right Now

Johnny Winter - I'm Good
Speckled Red - The Dirty Dozen
The Frank Pellegrino Blues Band - Steal Away
Spin Doctors - So Bad
Bare Bones Boogie Band - Mean Old Man
Gary Moore - The Blues Is Alright
Mississippi John Hurt - Hot Time In The Old Town Tonight
Curtis Jones - Roll Me Over
Speckled Red Trio - You Got To Fix It
Mud Dog - Revolution Must Rise

Featured Artist: Speckled Red

Speckled Red

(October 23, 1892 - January 2, 1973)
Pianist Speckled Red (born Rufus Perryman) was born in Monroe, Louisiana, but he made his reputation as part of the St. Louis and Memphis blues scenes of the '20s and '30s. Red was equally proficient in early jazz and boogie-woogie -- his style was similar to Roosevelt Sykes and Little Brother Montgomery. Although born in Louisiana, Speckled Red was raised in Hampton, Georgia, where he learned how to play his church's organ. In his early teens, his family -- including his brother Willie Perryman, better known as Piano Red -- moved to Atlanta, Georgia. Throughout his childhood and adolescence he played piano and organ, and by the time he was a teenager he was playing house parties and juke joints.
In the mid-'20s Red moved to Detroit, where he played various nightclubs and parties. After a few years in Detroit he moved back south to Memphis. In 1929 he cut his first recording sessions. One song from these sessions, "The Dirty Dozens," was released on Brunswick and became a hit in late 1929. He recorded a sequel, "The Dirty Dozens, No. 2," the following year, but it failed to become a hit. After Red's second set of sessions failed to sell, the pianist spent the next few years without a contract -- he simply played local Memphis clubs. In 1938 he cut a few sides for Bluebird, but they were largely ignored.
In the early '40s Speckled Red moved to St. Louis, where he played local clubs and bars for the next decade and a half. In 1954 he was rediscovered by a number of blues aficionados and record label owners. By 1956 he had recorded several songs for the Tone record label and began a tour of America and Europe. In 1960 he made some recordings for Folkways. By this time, Red's increasing age was causing him to cut back the number of concerts he gave. For the rest of the '60s he only performed occasionally. Speckled Red died in 1973.

Monday Morning Blues 21/07/14 (1st hour) by Kev "Legs" on Mixcloud

Monday Morning Blues 21/07/14 (2nd hour) by Kev "Legs" on Mixcloud

Monday, 14 July 2014

This week's playlist

Fleetwood Mac - Shake Your Money Maker
Skip James - Cyprus Grove Blues
Mark Harrison - Early In The Morning
Mark Harrison - Crematorium Blues
Ralph McTell - Too Tight Drag
The Memphis Jug Band - On The Road Again
Chicago Blues All Stars - Wonder Why
Jack Derwin - Running Through My Veins
Skip James - Devil Got My Woman
Elkie Brooks - Blues For Mama

Amy Madigan & Ry Cooder - He Made A Woman Out Of Me
Skip James - Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues
Karena K - Road To My Soul
Aretha Franklin - Today I Sing The Blues
Blue Touch - St. Louis Blues
Blues Mountain - Wanted You There
Blacktop Deluxe - Mustang 429
Tweed Funk - Deed Is Done
Skip James - Little Cow And Calf Is Gonna Die Blues
Chris Dair - Crossroads To Freedom

Featured Artist: Skip James

Nehemiah Curtis "Skip" James 
(June 9, 1902 – October 3, 1969)
Among the earliest and most influential Delta bluesmen to record, Skip James was the best-known proponent of the so-called Bentonia school of blues players, a genre strain invested with as much fanciful scholarly "research" as any. Coupling an oddball guitar tuning set against eerie, falsetto vocals, James' early recordings could make the hair stand up on the back of your neck. Even more surprising was when blues scholars rediscovered him in the '60s and found his singing and playing skills intact. Influencing everyone from a young Robert Johnson (Skip's "Devil Got My Woman" became the basis of Johnson's "Hellhound on My Trail") to Eric Clapton (who recorded James' "I'm So Glad" on the first Cream album), Skip James' music, while from a commonly shared regional tradition, remains infused with his own unique personal spirit.

Monday Morning Blues 14/07/14 (1st hour) by Kev "Legs" on Mixcloud

Monday Morning Blues 14/07/14 (2nd hour) by Kev "Legs" on Mixcloud

Monday, 7 July 2014

This week's playlist

Champion Jack Dupree - Big Time Mama
Blind Lemon Jefferson - Southern Woman Blues
Vinegar Joe - Early Monday Morning
Vinegar Joe - Whole Lotta Shakin' (Goin' On)
Hugh Laurie - Six Cold Feet
Whistler And His Jug Band - Low Down Blues
Royal Southern Brotherhood - Sweet Jelly Donut
Blacktop Deluxe - Mustang 429

Connie Lush and Blues Shouter - Feeling Good
Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks - Stand Back
David Yates - Kansas Wind
Michael Powers - Psychotic Reaction
Etta James - W-O-M-A-N
Vinegar Joe - No One Ever Do
Vinegar Joe - Talkin' 'Bout My Baby
Canned Heat - Wish You Would

Monday Morning Blues 07/07/14 (1st hour) by Kev "Legs" on Mixcloud

Monday Morning Blues 07/07 /14 (2nd hour) by Kev "Legs" on Mixcloud